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SUSPECTED HERDERS GUN ATTACK: I ran kilometers to escape death – Gov Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state

The police have arrested three Jukun fishermen over the recent attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state. According to The Nation, the security adviser to the Benue state governor, Paul Hemba, confirmed the arrest of the suspects on Tuesday, March 23.

Hemba stated the police team found the fishermen close to the scene of the attack and are being investigated. PM News reported that Ortom has expressed appreciation to the security men attached to him. He said if a governor could not go to the farm with the entire security around him, then what will farmers be facing.

Meanwhile, the Benue state government has explained why Governor Samuel Ortom ran for over one kilometre to escape the attack by a militia group, The chief press secretary, to the governor, Terver Akase, told The Nation that Ortom was attacked on a farm that was not accessible by road. Akase said after the ambush, the governor and his security details had to run to where his convoy was parked one kilometre away. In another report, Governor Ortom has made a passionate appeal to Nigerians not to politicise the recent attack on him, saying the incident should not be reduced to partisan politics. Ortom, a PDP member, said he was not the first governor to be attacked in recent times, The Punch reported. He noted that even Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state who is an APC governor has suffered a similar fate.

However, the governor has been asked to produce evidence that he was actually attacked on Saturday, March 20, by Fulani herdsmen. The challenge was put forward by the Arewa Youth Federation (AYF), a socio-cultural group of northern origin. Adamu Kabir Matazu, AYF’s president, who spoke with Daily Trust on Sunday, March 21, expressed shock that the Benue governor arrived at this conclusion with

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